Monday, December 29, 2008

Drama All Up In This Blog!!

Wow...who knew that a silly little personal blog that gets what, like 5 readers, could cause such a ruckus?!?
So my profile avatar image was just a random picture I came across on photobucket. I thought it was clever and fitting so I snagged it and uploaded it. Never in my wildest imaginings did I consider the drama it would cause due to one poor, pathetic author.
I had no idea what the image was or where it came from, but apparently it is the cover for some obscure book that nobody has ever even heard of. Or some obscure book I certainly had never heard of at any rate.
Last night my cousin CaCA got home from a trip to VA for the holidays and stopped by my place to catch up for a bit before heading down to our grandmother's house for the night. Due to a slight mishap while driving in the snow, she got to my place around 11:30 and stayed until 1:30 or so. As a single mom who works full time and goes to school full time I'm rarely up that late so it was a bit of a one-off. 12:30 a.m. I get an email to my Blackberry that someone had posted a new comment for approval on my blog.
"I've tried to contact you otherwise, but don't see your email:

You are currently violating copyright laws by using my book cover as your avatar/logo.

In the "About Me" section, that's the cover to my book "Single Mom Seeking."

It's protected and copyrighted by Seal Press and you need permission from them to use it on the web.

I'm urging you to delete it/replace it ASAP.

Thank you so much!! Here's to single moms... let's just do this without violating any laws or trying to impersonate.

Rachel "

My cousin and I had a pretty good laugh about the ridiculousness of this message and since I don't currently have internet access at home (thanks to my laptop deciding to take a crap on me) I planned to just remove the image when I got to work at 2:00 the next afternoon (today). However, apparently 14 hours was faaaaaaaar to long for Miss Rachel to wait because I got the following comment a mere 11 hours later at 11:30 this morning...
"I see that you have not yet taken my book cover off your site -- claiming it as your own.

I'm sorry to be such a stickler about this, but you're violating some very strict copyrighting laws. What you're doing is illegal.

I have now reported your infringement to

If my book cover is not removed promptly, I will have your blog shut down. "

OOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this crazy lady JOKING?!? Heaven forgive me for not logging into blogger in the middle of the freaking night to make sure I don't have urgent comments in need of my immediate attention!
Anyway...the image has now been removed and sadly this is one book that I probably would have gone out and purchased ASAP if the insane author had simply gone about things in a mature and reasonable manner, but I absolutely will not be buying it now. SHEEEEEEEEEEESH!!
I certainly was not trying to "impersonate" someone I don't know from Adam and I certainly was not trying to "claim as my own" some bomb of a book that I had never even heard of!
My apologies, Rachel, for the obvious distress my "illegal" actions have caused you.
Hope you all got as good of a laugh out of all this ridiculous and pointless drama as CaCA and I have! Now who wants to make me a new single mommy image for my avatar???
Until next time, much love!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Ready for another random text from JGG? Apparently he got out of county early for good behavior...or SUMTHIN! Bear in mind that I haven't spoken to him in WEEKS!

12/17/2008 8:11 pm
JGG: Lets be naughty

Ooooh like running with scissors and coloring on the walls naughty?!?

WTF?!? Randomly pervy much?!? Who DOES that?!? Gross, gross, gross!
Until next time, much love!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


My grandmother and my aunt flew in from Mississippi last night. Their flight arrived at 8:20 and, as usual, I was given the honor of the airport pick-up. Sadly, I'm a total crap driver on even the brightest of summer days so snowy nights are definitely not my forte'.
Enter TGTBT.
I haven't seen TGTBT in over a month and a half. We've only spoken through text sporadically in that time. I certainly wasn't driving up there myself though! Gave him a call and he quickly agreed to be my chauffer.
Weird weird weird. Let's just say things are not the same AT ALL. He was pleasant enough, but distant. Apparently a little more time needs to pass before we can reclaim our friendship.
So here's my question for I try again or do I say screw it? My mother is in a singing group with the mother of a very old and dear friend of mine. They are singing up in SLC on Friday and I'm planning on taking the kids up to watch their performance and then look at the gorgeous lights of temple square with H and her family. TGTBT and H have known each other since Jr. High but haven't seen each other in years. Do I invite him to come up with us and have a happy little reunion? Hmmmm
Until next time, much love!

And The Winner Is...

I will be taking my good friend J to the company Christmas party.
I was planning on taking Nug, but she has bronchitis and strep along with being pregnant (she just found out on Saturday and I could not be more excited)!!! Needless to say, she's not feeling up to it.
Then I figured I would take JGG. Sadly, he is in the good old county jail for 14 days. That, however, is a post for another day ha ha!
Choice #3??? The jock. Too bad he's in Costa Rica.
What's a girl to do now? There are other options, but sadly I think they would all either read far too much into the invitation or embarrass me in front of my co-workers.
SOOO Jiggity Jiggity J it is! He's a BEAUTIFUL specimen of a man and tons of fun to be around. The best part...we can just go as friends without any "date" pressure! There is absolutely zero attraction there, due almost in whole to the fact that I'm a pathetic young thing who is still in love with TGTBT UGH. We went to high school together, but lost touch after graduation. Until he randomly showed up in my AmHer class this semester that is! So I have my little buddy back with the added bonus of never having to find a real date again! Hooray!
It's been snowing for the past 2 days and will continue to snow throughout the week, causing the canyon to be closed to all who do not have chains or 4WD so he will be driving us all (himself, my parents and I) up the canyon in his lovely Dodge. Thank Heaven for men and their obsession with big trucks!
Until next time, much love!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Today I met the love of my life *sigh*

Until next time, much love!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Would Like To Thank All The Little People...

Thank you so much Heather for this Fabulous Blog award!

Here are my "Fabulous" favorite blog sites (in no particular order)!

1. Sending this one back to you Heather-- I love that after more than 10 years, we've been able to get back in touch and keep up with each other through the wonder of the world wide web!

2. A Daily Scoop--This is such an inspirational blog. I am so amazed by the strength of this beautiful family

3. Bowles Family Blog-- My friend Alida is so funny! I love to hear about the many adventures she and her 5 adorable kiddos have!

4. Seriously So Blessed--HILARIOUS!!

5. Real Life--My good friend Jen is a phenomenal writer and she's included some of her pieces on her awesome blog!

Alright on to my five fabulous addictions:

1. One Tree Hill!!! I am completely OBSESSED with this ridiculous show! I had never actually seen an episode until this year, but TGTBT is a fan and got me thoroughly hooked. Now I've been up late every night watching old seasons in an attempt to catch up.

2. Celebrity gossip's a sickness.

3. Reading. I've been a bookworm since before I can remember. A perfect night for me is curling up on the couch, wrapped in a soft blanket, with a cup of hot cocoa and a great book!

4. Shopping...sadly, this addiction seems to be entirely out of my control. Maybe I should hit a meeting of some sort??

5. Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love everything about the holiday season! Even though it basically sucks nuts being single during the holidays, I'm still enjoying every minute of it with my sweet little munchkins.

Alright ladies, here are the rules to receiving this award:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.Instructions:On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then "add image" it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the "picture" gadget. Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.Now get to it I can't wait to see your creativity in recreating your own blog awards!
Until next time, much love!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Facebook Disaster

Who knew that the simple act of deleting ones relationship status field, along with many other fields mind you, could cause such a ruckus!?
I was doing a little profile maintenance, and deleted my "single" status. I didn't change it, I simply deleted the field completely. Facebook then decided to tell everyone I know that I am "no longer listed as single". IMMEDIATELY phones started ringing, texts started coming in, comments were posted, and emails were received. It was CHAOS! Even my parents asked me about it! TGTBT waited the appropriate 2 weeks to say anything, but even he sent a text asking about it.
Soooo...word to the wise, unless you want to spend DAYS explaining to everyone that there is NOT in fact "a lucky guy", NEVER UPDATE YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE!
Until next time, much love!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

For the Company Party...

I know what you're thinking...brown for the holidays?!
But it's beautiful, no? Picture it with a cream colored cardigan and some gorgeous heels.
Until next time, much love!

She's Baaaaack

KKK that is.
Apparently they are "friends" again. Does it never end with this fool? And why do I even care? THAT is the million dollar question.
Until next time, much love!

Monday, December 1, 2008


So after the depressing fluff that was my last post, I couldn't help but share my latest conversation with K2 with you. Mondays are "early out days" so I pick him up from school and he rides with me to work where I switch off with my mom and she takes him home. This was today's car conversation...
K2: Mom, did I tell you the bad news?
Me: What babe?
K2: My girlfriend Sarah broke up with me again.
Me: Oh no, I'm sorry baby. Why did she break up with you?
K2: She said I lost my mojo.
Me: *In hysterics* I'm sorry sweetheart, but I think you have more mojo than any other kid I know!
K2: Well you're wrong. Now I have to get my mojo back by camping in the woods alone at night. You can come with me though since you lost your mojo a long time ago.

AH HA HA HA HA HA I love that crazy kid!
Until next time, much love!